Sustainable Development within UK Higher Education: Revealing Tendencies and Tensions

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Abstract:

In response to the various calls for sustainable development, a range of activities has been initiated by central and local government, business, NGOs and other institutions. In this paper, the authors focus on the important learning context of higher education. They review the agenda established at Rio and, through a critical examination of developments within the UK, comment on issues and challenges facing the sector.

Keywords: Earth Summit; Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability; curriculum design toolkit; sustainable development

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098260600717398

Affiliations: Centre for Research in Education and the Environment, University of Bath

Publication date: July 1, 2006

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